Ok now if you have not yet played the first game close this and go buy it. You might understand it better if you played the first game. For one if you do not like anime then do not look at this game. With several anime cutscenes it was rather enjoyable. The only real problem is the main charcter's name of Dingo Egret. Graphics, sound, countrols, story, replay value, all 10. Really fun all round. If you are trying to get this game through Gamefly do not waste the time. You will wait forever. Just go, buy it, and save yourself the time.